Breast Reduction


A breast reduction (“reduction mammaplasty”) is a surgical procedure that can reduce the size and weight of a woman’s breasts. This procedure removes fat and tissue from a woman’s breasts and tightens the skin to produce breasts that are more proportional with the rest of the her body and improve her appearance.


Ideal candidates for breast reduction are in good overall health and have realistic expectations. Generally, patients seek to reduce the size of their breasts because of physical problems, including back and shoulder pain, or emotional problems, such as like embarrassment.


Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are a number of techniques that can be performed in order to give patients the results they desire.

  • Traditional Reduction:  An incision is made around the areola and vertically down the breast, as well as horizontally along the breast fold. This method is used for patients who have a large amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed.
  • Short-Scar Reduction:  An incision is made around the areola and down to the breast crease. This technique is used for patients who have large breasts but do not need as much tissue removed.
  • Scarless Reduction:  A small cannula is inserted through a tiny incision in the breasts and fat tissue is liposuctioned out. This method is most effective on patients who do not need a lot of fat and excess skin removed.


Soreness and swelling will be present directly after surgery. However, these symptoms can be relieved by prescribed medication and plenty of rest. Most patients return to work after one week, but should abstain from any exercise or physical activity for a few weeks.


Results are immediately noticeable after the breast reduction is complete. Breast reduction can be a very satisfying procedure, and many women find that they can do activities that they previously were not able to do.

At California Cosmetic Medical Center, we look forward to providing our patients with the excellent breast enhancement results they desire by performing safe and effective procedures. To schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon, please call (877) 350-0856 today.